MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - But he has defended a $13 million computer contract that initially was steered by his own Finance Department through Auburn University Montgomery, avoiding legislative review.
Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said Friday the contract
that went through AUM was different from state funds being hidden in university budgets by legislators, a practice known as
But the chairman of the Legislature's Contract Review Committee disagreed.
State Rep. Alvin Holmes, a Democrat from Montgomery, said the Riley administration's use of AUM to give the contract to Paragon Source was the same as the practice Riley has been criticizing.
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